Historical Records and Studies (Volume 2, PT. 2)

Historical Records and Studies (Volume 2, PT. 2)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: … REGISTER OF THE CLERGY LABORING EST THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK FROM EARLY MISSIONARY TIMES TO 1885. By The Most Rev. Michael Augustine Corrigan, D.D. IV. Hughes, Most Rev. John, D.D., Fourth Bishop And First Archbishop Of New York. The Most Rev. John Hughes was born at Annaloghan, County Tyrone, Ireland, on the feast of St. John the Baptist, June 24, 1797. From early youth he desired to serve God in the holy priesthood, and directed all his studies to that end. At the age of twenty he rejoined his father, who had already emigrated to this country, and soon afterwards entered Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmittsburg, Md. On Oct. 15, 1826, he was ordained priest by Bishop Conwell, in St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia. His first appointment, which lasted only a few weeks, was that of locum tenens for the Rev. Thomas Hey den, of Bedford, Pa. In January, 1827, he was recalled to St. Joseph’s, Philadelphia, and in April of that year was named pastor of St. Mary’s, in succession to the celebrated Father Harold. He soon returned to St. Joseph’s, and afterwards built and became pastor of St. John’s Church, Thirteenth Street above Chestnut, which was then considered one of the finest in the United States. During this period he also founded St. John’s Orphan Asylum, which is still extant and flourishing, with 468 boys as its wards. During the same period he carried on a controversy with Rev. Dr. Breckinridge, of the Presbyterian Church, a controversy which attracted universal attention to Father Hughes and added fresh laurels to his alreadywell-known and honored name. On January 7, 1838, Dr. Hughes was consecrated Bishop of Basilopolis and Coadjutor of ISTew York, by his old friend and college president, Bishop Dubois, assisted by Bishops Fenwick, of Boston, and Kenri…

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